I am looking for a new pair of daily drivers. I am an advanced skier, I have been skiing for 18+ years on all sorts of terrain. I ski anywhere from midwest landfills (lol) to west coast mountains. Now that I am older, 22 years old, I have moved away from the park and am looking for a strong all mountain twin tip ski.
I am 6'1, 195 lbs, 22 years old.
My budget is $500. I have a pair of griffons that will go on these skis.
I ski mostly backcountry, groomers, powder, trees. You will rarely find me in the park nowadays.
I want an all mountain ski, durable, stiff, twin tip, rockered although not necessary, and fat (equal to or greater than 105mm waist). A ski I am currently looking at is Jski's The Metal. I want to see if there are any other options out there before I bite the bullet.
Thank you for your recommendations. I will be active on this thread. K+ for those who help!
I have a couple of suggestions for you, the Atomic Blogs, great skis and can be found for cheap online and the K2 Shredditor 112, last years model can be found for cheaper online. Both skis are right around 110-112 waist which is perfect for powder days and eating up chunder in the off piste. Both skis are lightweight, playful, a little bit buttery and have a tapered sidecut so making medium radius carves on the hard pack isn't to hard.
I bought the Blog and Marker Baron for just under $500 on ebay which was a steal but similar deals can be found. I love them for AT and they so far have done great in everything I have put them up to (stomping cliffs, flipping, spinning, getting playful in the powder, shredding on groomed runs and destroying the duff). I may even buy a second pair to replace my old shoguns.
Keeping in mind that I am also 6'1" 185lbs and at the same level of expierence and age (17y/o) i would suggest you seriously consider these options.